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1998 Ice Storm Oral History Project

Identifier: MF101
Personal stories, narratives, and anecdotes about the great January 1998 ice storm.


  • 1998


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2 items (digital)

1 box


NA2534 Festival participants at the 1998 Maine Festival, interviewed by Maine Folklife Center staff (Edward D. “Sandy” Ives, Pauleena MacDougall, Elizabeth Hedler, and Mary Ellen Barnes), August 7-9, 1998, Thomas Point Beach in Brunswick, Maine. Personal stories, narratives, and anecdotes about the great January 1998 ice storm collected from festival goers who visited the Maine Folklife Center tent at the 1998 Maine Festival. Also included: 2 vhs tapes, photo book, newspapers, newsletters, interview summaries, and correspondence.

Text: 11 pp. document Recording: mfc_na2534_c1623_01&02, mfc_na2534_c1624_01, mfc_na2534_c1625_01&02, mfc_na2534_c1626_01&02, mfc_na2534_c1627_01&02, mfc_na2534_c1628_01&02 312 minutes

NA2543 Festival participants at the Common Ground Fair, interviewed by the Maine Folklife Center staff (including Edward D. “Sandy” Ives and Pauleena MacDougall), September 25, 26, and 27, 1998, Unity, Maine. Personal stories, narratives, and anecdotes about the great 1998 ice storm collected from over thirty-five festival goers at the Common Ground Fair.

Text: 8 pp. tape index Recording: mfc_na2543_c1634_01 - mfc_na2543_c1638_02 265 minutes

Existence and Location of Originals

Located at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress: AFC 2012/047”

Materials Specific Details

Audio files are the primary source material. Transcriptions are the transcriber's best effort to convert audio to text, but should be considered secondary to the audio.


Guide to the 1998 Ice Storm Oral History Project
Thomas Libby
May 2018
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History Repository

5729 Raymond H. Fogler Library
University of Maine
Orono ME 04469-5729 United States